Instructional Strategies: Citing Evidence for Grades 6-8 – No. 168

Students must find evidence before they can cite it. Participants will learn strategies that work students into text in order to wrap them around it. Common Core Standards require students to have “discipline literacy” with close reading, answer text-dependent questions, and write arguably within short, sustained research projects. All facets of these big shifts will be analyzed closely to understand the new pedagogies behind them.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the impact of informational text on reading comprehension.
  • Plan for and teach students how to read informational text with increased rigor and understanding.
  • Develop strategy to teach close reading with that leads to evidence finding.
  • Understand the nature and purpose of text-dependent questioning.